Pot regulation work begins in Colorado
December 17, 2012
GOLDEN – Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but regulation of the drug is just beginning.
A 24-member task force appointed to set up pot rules met Monday for the first time.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed people from law enforcement, marijuana advocacy groups and even agriculture to write regulations for marijuana. They’ll be coming up with rules for how to keep marijuana from children and how to make sure the drug is produced safely and doesn’t end up in neighboring states that don’t allow the drug.
The task force will also look at taxing marijuana and changes to criminal law.
The task force has until the end of February to send suggestions to the governor. The Department of Revenue must adopt the regulations by July, with sales possible by year’s end.